I'm currently working in a small oil trading desk of a gas company where we only do derivatives (not physical).
I'm here since mid of last year and it's my first job but I would like to consider new opportunities (I hope to find something new before the end of the year) in IB, utilities or trading companies (Vitol, Glencore...) in UK, Switzerland or Netherlands.
I'm based in Europe, and because it's getting difficult to get a front office job in a derivatives energy trading when banks are closing their desk and job offers from utilities are quiet rare (however I only started my research this month and we are not entering in the best season for job research). I hope things will be better in September.
I already did few internship (6 months) experiences, in risk (cross assets) and in research (commodities) all for end of first tier banks.
I know the best way to get into physical trading is to pass through operation jobs. However as my background is really focus on financial markets (derivatives pricing, option theory...). I would prefer to first focus my research on derivatives trading.
I'm also open to other front office job like structurer, market analyst...
I have seen in this forum trader assistant for trading companies (like Vitol) rarely become trader after. I would know more about other possibilities (Middle Office to Front Office in IB or even utilities, Risk to Front Office....).
Any helpful comments would be welcome,
Thank you very much!